ICAN & the Coalition
International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)
Multiple WANW coalition members are proud partner organizations of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN).
ICAN won the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize for their work in passing the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. 122 countries voted to enact this international ban on nuclear weapons (to open the treaty to ratification and signing).
The US was was not one of those countries. This is a signal for us to send a strong message to our government that we can no longer tolerate these inhumane and indiscriminate weapons and the threat they pose.
UN Treaty on Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
In 2017, 122 nations voted to adopt the treaty.
Check the current status of ratification process here.
What the treaty does:
The UN Treaty on Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons prohibits nations from developing, testing, producing, manufacturing, transferring, possessing, stockpiling, using or threatening to use nuclear weapons, or allowing nuclear weapons to be stationed on their territory. It also prohibits them from assisting, encouraging or inducing anyone to engage in any of these activities.
More information can be found here.